Summer Foods You Should Avoid with Braces

June 5, 2024

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Young woman with braces eating a popsicle Summer is a great time for picnics, barbecues, and pool parties. You’ll be surrounded by many foods that will tantalize your taste buds, but will you be able to enjoy them? It’s true that there are many things you cannot eat when wearing braces, but you can still enjoy many of your favorite seasonal foods. Here is your go-to summer food guide for braces.


Brushing and Flossing with Braces

May 17, 2024

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Smiling boy with bracesChildren often view brushing and flossing as a chore, but their oral hygiene is more important than ever before once they have their braces. Food debris and plaque can get trapped in their brackets and wires, which can harm their dental health. You don’t want their orthodontic journey to come back to haunt your little one’s smile. Here’s how to ensure your child is brushing and flossing correctly.


5 Summer Vacation Oral Health Tips

May 12, 2024

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Woman in sun hat relaxing on beachWith your children home from school and warm weather inviting you outdoors, now is a perfect time for a fun summer vacation. However, you don’t want family time to come back to haunt your loved ones’ dental health. Don’t worry. Here are 5 tips to keep everyone’s smile healthy while you’re away.


Step-By-Step Process of Getting Invisalign

April 11, 2024

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Dentist discussing Invisalign with patientInvisalign is the preferred orthodontic system because it’s virtually invisible. No brackets or wires are needed to move your teeth. Instead, clear aligners are worn over them, applying gentle pressure to move them gradually. You’ll enjoy fewer restrictions using a comfortable and discreet solution. Here’s a step-by-step breakdown of what you can expect while on your journey to a straight smile.


Freedoms You Can Enjoy with Invisalign

March 14, 2024

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Teenager holding clear alignerMore than 17 million teens and adults have used Invisalign to fix their bite and alignment. Clear aligners are the preferred method of creating straight teeth because they are discreet, comfortable, and effective. Invisalign doesn’t rely on brackets or wires, which allows you to enjoy fewer restrictions than with metal braces. Here are just a few freedoms you’ll benefit from when choosing Invisalign. 


Details You Should Know Before Getting Invisalign

February 13, 2024

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Young smiling woman holding a clear alignerIf you missed your chance for braces as a teen, or your teeth have moved over time, you can invest in a straight smile with Invisalign. 1 in 5 orthodontic patients is over the age of 18, thanks to discreet treatments, like clear aligners. You can enjoy an effective alternative to metal braces that won’t compromise your appearance. If you’re considering Invisalign, here are a few things you should know before getting started.


Protect Your Child’s Oral Health from Flu Season

January 21, 2024

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Young girl blowing her nose in a tissueShorter days and chilly weather kick off cold and flu season. While you promote handwashing and disinfecting germy surfaces, you can’t always stop your little one from getting a case of the sniffles. You turn to home remedies and OTC medications to combat your child’s symptoms. Although throat lozenges and cough syrup might help keep them comfortable, they can affect their oral health. Here’s how to keep their mouth healthy while battling cold and flu season.


Why Do Teeth Shift Over Time?

January 11, 2024

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Close up of clear aligner and dental moldHave you noticed gaps between your teeth that didn’t use to be there? Maybe your teeth are overlapping or tilted? Your teeth can shift over time. Not only can this affect the appearance of your smile, but your oral health and functions can suffer, too. Here’s what might be causing your teeth to move and what you can do to stop them from shifting.


Surviving the Holidays with Invisalign

December 14, 2023

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Woman in dentist’s chair inserting clear alignerInvisalign is an investment in a healthy, beautiful smile. If you chose clear aligners to fix your bite and alignment, don’t let the holidays add delays to your journey to a straight smile. You can still enjoy the season while keeping your treatment on track. Here’s your go-to guide for navigating the holidays with Invisalign.


What are Invisalign Refinements?

November 10, 2023

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Gloved hand holding clear alignerIf your teen is using Invisalign to fix their bite and alignment, their orthodontist explained what to expect during your treatment. You may not have expected them to require Invisalign refinements. About 20% of people who choose clear aligners require refinements, which are additional aligners needed after already wearing Invisalign. Don’t worry if their orthodontist must adjust your child’s treatment plan. Here’s why they may need refinements and what they can do to prevent any additional complications along the way.


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